Inter-Faith Council for Social Service

Current Needs

Please Help Re-stock Our Food Pantry, Community Kitchen, and Residential Facilities!

Our Food Pantry and Community Kitchen both collect food. Typically, non-perishable food items can be be distributed at the Food Pantry (100 W. Main Street in Carrboro), while prepared food and bulk items go to our Community Kitchen (100 W. Rosemary Street) for preparing meals. 

Please make sure your food donations are not expired and do not contain alcohol. 

If you are making a large donation, please notify us ahead of time. 

Food Pantry Needs

  • Canned meats/tuna
  • Canned vegetables (hold off on corn and green beans for now)
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Soup
  • Dried Beans
  • Canned fruit
  • Rice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cereal
  • Grits/Oatmeal packets 
  • Paper Bags with handles

Personal Care Products

  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss
  • Deodorant
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Washcloths
  • Feminine products
  • Diapers

Other Items

  • Blankets, washed (cold months)
  • Space Heaters (cold months)
  • Box Fans (warm months)


Community Kitchen NeedsKitchen

  • Cooking Oils
  • Grits
  • Hot sauce (i.e., Texas Pete)
  • Ketchup
  • Margarine/butter
  • Salad dressing
  • Spices
  • Sugar

Residential Facilities Needs

Community House

  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Pillows
  • Size 3XL or larger clothing
  • Razors
  • Bar Soap, full-sized
  • Long-length padlocks
  • Reading glasses
  • Nail Clippers
  • Pill organizers/boxes
  • Adjustable height walking canes

*We do not need or have the capacity to accept other toiletry or clothing items at this time

*Please take clothing items to the PTA Thrift Shop, as our residents receive vouchers to receive free clothing there


  • Key Padlocks (for securing personal items)
  • Unused deodorant
  • Small food storage containers
  • Black Hair Products
  • Non-stick pots & pans
  • Breakfast meats, butter, sugar
  • Toilet Paper
  • Electric small alarm clocks
  • Full sized bottles body wash
  • Full sized bottles lotion

 *Please take any other donations to the PTA Thrift Shop